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Three stories, Date not recorded at time of cataloguing

MS. Beckford d. 23
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (pp.iii-xii) 'Histoire de Schahanazan, Roi de Tartarie ou l'année des epreuves, suite des Contes Arabes', separately entitled (p. i) 'Introduction de la suite des Contes Arabes'
  2. (pp.xvii, 1-179) 'Histoire d'Elouard Felkanaman et D'Ansel Hougioud'
  3. (pp. 179-209) 'Histoire du Roi Filoui et d'Azora la Cachemerienne'
  4. (pp.xix-xxi) a draft preface in French, added much later in Beckford's hand, saying that the stories were compiled 'de ma propre imagination'; most of the preface is printed in Guy Chapman and John Hodgkin, A bibliography of William Beckford (1930), p. 94.


  • Creation: Date not recorded at time of cataloguing


206 pages

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Beckford d. 23

Physical Facet

Binding: in sections (made up of bifolia) sewn with pink ribbon (sometimes missing)

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom